2016/7

 

2016 and 2017 were primarily devoted to Molly Bloom, the main character of the final chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

First the preparation for the short, then the movie, and, as a last but non-ultimate step, the exposition.

 

I was 14 when I first met Molly: she was Piera degli Esposti, a marvelous Italian actress, playing Molly in the Bologna’s theatre where my mother brought me. Un indelible encounter. In that period I began to take photographs.

It was only many years later that I fully grasped the connection with Molly, when the desire to convey interior life through images became the center of my work as a photographer.
In 2012 I began my work, my journey into James Joyce’s text and Molly’s character. First the adaptation, then a stage reading, followed by a full play for the Festival di Spoleto. Molly was a body and a voice. 


Then, in 2016, through cinema, I added images to the representation of Molly's inner life, crowded with voices and words, crossed by evoked and evocative visions. A natural and necessary development.


One year later, when I was told that the house where I filmed Molly had been sold, I went there for the last time, and I made her a portrait.
 

 

 

 

MOLLY BLOOM - chapter 3

The Movie - Venice Film Festival

MOLLY BLOOM - chapter 3

clip "the young poet"

MOLLY BLOOM - chapter 3

clip " the servant"

MOLLY BLOOM - chapter 3

clip "swimming in roses"

Ondina n.2

MOLLY BLOOM - chapter 2

preparing the movie - the girl in the red armchair

scene n.19 Molly and her daughter

MOLLY BLOOM - chapter 1

preparing the movie - from storyboard to scene